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Uproar, chaos in Legislative Council
LC resolution wants resumption of Indo-Pak talks
474 ceasefire violations in J&K since 2009
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: Legislative Council today unanimously passed a resolution demanding resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue at the earliest. The resolution brought in by the chairman of the council, stressed that the loss of human life must be stopped along with the damage in the property to ensure peace and stability in the subcontinent in general and the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Ruckus was witnessed in the upper house of the state legislature ove...
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8 killed, 2 injured in Banihal
Army evacuate all passengers to hospital
BANIHAL: Eight persons were on Thursday killed and three others injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a drain in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said a SUV carrying 11 people to a sulphur spring in Khadi-Mohi Mangat belt in Ramban district skidded off the road near Nachalana-Sher Bibi area. The injured have been admitted to a hospital. Eight people died while three others were injured in a road accident a...
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Walksout by PDP, BJP, NPP MLAs in LA
Discrimination in DDB meetings alleged; Refugees’ issue raised
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Bhartiya Janata Party and National Panthers Party today staged walkouts from legislative assembly on discrimination in allotment of district development funds, rejection of resolution on rehabilitation of refugees from West Pakistan and rising inflation. PDP MLA Chaudhary Zulfikar during question hour alleged that 50 percent of plan allocation was being appropriated for constituencies repre...
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HC stays PSC recruitment for posts of Asstt Profs
SRINAGAR, August 28: The fate of 1651 posts for assistant professors in higher education department notified by Public Service Commission is yet to be ascertained as high court has yet again stayed the notification for further hearings. This was revealed in response to a question asked by NC MLA Peer Afaq Ahmad in assembly today. It was mentioned that 1651 posts of assistant professors were referred to Public Service Commission for selection o...
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Pak again targets Indian posts
JAMMU, Aug 28: After concluding yesterday’s Commander-level flag meeting between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers at Nikowal post in Akhnoor sector to defuse tension along the border, Pakistani Rangers have targeted three Indian posts at the same sector of Jammu district where soldiers from both sides met which achieved no result and violated ceasefire yet again despite assurances given in a flag meeting. “Pakistani rangers have...
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India ready for bilateral talks on J&K with Pak
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: India today made it clear that it was willing to discuss the issue of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan within the framework of bilateral agreements of Simla Pact and Lahore Declaration. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin was reacting to Pakistan government's remarks that the Indo- Pak dialogue without discussions on Kashmir was "unacceptable". "As regards engagement with Pakistan, we have made it very clea...
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SC dismayed on treatment to Jammu migrants
JAMMU, Aug 28: A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India, today after hearing Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate for the petitioners and Gaurav Pachnanda, senior Advocate for the State of J&K fixed the final hearing of the ‘Katra Police Assault’ petition for September 24. The writ petition was filed by the Panthers Party senior leaders namely Anita Thakur, H C Jhelmaria, Advocate and P K Ganjoo, Journalist against the Chief Minister of J&K, Chief...
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56 bonded labour of Chhattisgarh rescued from J&K brick kiln
RAIPUR, Aug 28(Agencies): Following several incidents of bonded labour and human trafficking in Chhattisgarh, fresh case of nearly 56 bonded labours of state being kept in confinement and forced to work without payment and food at Jammu & Kashmir has come to the fore. According to preliminary reports, all the bonded labourers hail from Janjgir-Champa district and were taken to Jammu's Navashehar tehsil by a local contractor called Faggu to work...
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‘Custodial’ killing case
HC asks police to file status report
SHO Parimpora asked to appear in person
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The High Court has directed police to file latest status report within two weeks in a case of alleged custodial killing of a Bhaderwah resident. Justice A M Magrey has also asked SHO police station Parimpora who had registered a case in the matter, to appear before the court and to submit the details of steps taken for concluding the investigation of the case FIR 164/2004. The petitioner through Advocate Shafaqat has submitte...
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Recent militant attacks pressure tactics: IG CRPF
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) today termed the recent militant attacks and infiltration along Line of Control (LoC) as ‘pressure tactics’. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of CRPF’s passing out parade in Humhama here, KS Bandari said, “The intrusion by militants and recent attacks are pressure tactics but is their routine. Forces are alert and there is no need to worry.” On being asked abou...
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PMJDY scheme launched in J&K
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: J&K Bank, convenor J&K State Level Bankers’ Committee today organised the launching ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in Srinagar and Jammu Launching function was held here at SKICC, while as in Jammu it was held at Government Women’s College, Gandhi Nagar. Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather was chief guest e at Srinagar function while as minister of state (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and E...
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12 injured as students clash over cheering Pak team
CHANDIGARH, At least 12 persons were injured in a clash between a group of students in the hostel of a private engineering college in Mohali district when some students from Jammu and Kashmir cheered for the Pakistani team while watching a cricket match, police said on Thursday. Lalru Station House Officer (SHO) Atul Soni said the incident took place on Tuesday night when about 15 students were watching the one-day international (ODI) match bet...
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No proposal to revoke ban on local news channels
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The state government has said t there is no proposal as of now to consider lifting of ban on local channels in Kashmir on the telecast of news bulletin. In a written reply to the question raised by MLA Langate Enigneer Rashid, minister-in-charge home informed the legislative assembly that the telecast of some private TV News Channels were found to violate the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995, therefore, has been...
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Shutdown against arrests, raids in Qaimou
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The movement of traffic on Anantnag -Kulgam road was affected today for the second consecutive day due to shutdown observed by the people in Qaimou area against the random nocturnal raids and subsequent arrests of youth on charges of stone-pelting. Reports said a complete shutdown was observed in Qaimou for the second consecutive day. Locals alleged that Kulgam police during a nocturnal raid arrested two youth from Qaimou area...
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Cartoon Corner
Uma Bharti launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
JAMMU, AUGUST 28-Union Minister for water Resources and River Development Uma Bharti today formally launched the scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana at Jammu. Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay K Sadhotra, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu, Regional Director Reserve Bank of India K K Saraf, Executive President J & K Bank , IGP Jammu Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajit K Sahu, CGM NABARD Shanker A Pande, Cha...
> Div Com reviews arrangements for President’s visit
> Politicians start converging on migrant camps to score brownie points
> NC, BJP workers clash in R S PURA
> 4 killed in 2 Samba accidents
> Arms, explosives seized in Banihal
‘No regularization policy for casual labours’
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The state government today said no regularization policy has been formulated yet for casual workers and need-based workers. This was revealed in a reply in legislative assembly today. However, a cabinet sub- committee has been constituted by the Govt. vide order No. 345-GAD of 2009 dated 27-9-2009 to go into the extent /magnitude of the problem relating to casual workers/ need based workers that is financial, legal and admi...
> Gul asks centre,CMs to ensure safety of Kashmiri students
> Employees detained during protest
> AFAD Secy Gen banned entry
> J&K issues should be resolved through dialogue: Vohra
> Separate ICDS Directorate to reinforce
Significant court verdict
Last week a significant court verdict got lost in the din of intense politicking in the country, cropping of frivolous debates and the increasing gravity of hostilities on the borders. A Manipur court directed the release of human rights defender and campaigner against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Irom Sharmila, with an observation that gives her 13 year long hunger strike a legitimacy it deserves. The court held that her demand to seek with...
> Let sanity prevail
> Saffron revolution in J&K?
> Escalation on LoC IB
> Dissent is old fashioned, hooliganism and bullying chic - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Blind man’s bluff
"Expressing concern": India's balancing act on Gaza
By Kanchi Gupta
The newly-elected BJP-led Indian government's response to the Gaza crisis has been described as one of being a "spectator" to the "massacre" of Palestinians. Uproar in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the parliament, over the government's refusal to condemn the Israeli offensive which has killed over a thousand Palestinians, was followed by a vote in favour of a UNHRC resolution condemning the violence in Gaza - a resolution "that came down h...
> Talking himself to death..! - By Robert Clements
> Unending impasse on Kashmir - By Kuldip Nayar
> Be Prepared..! - By Robert Clements
> Who's afraid of the diplomatic dwarf? - By Guilherme Casarões
> Learning To Rest..! - By Robert Clements
The idea of partition recedes in shadows
By Kuldip Nayar
India's independence or the migration of Hindus and Muslims on the basis of religion is as old as fiftyseven years. I remember leaving my home in Sialkot city on August 14 itself because the new state of Pakistan did not entertain non-Muslims, just as East Punjab did not want any Muslim in their midst. I heard Jawaharlal Nehru's famous 'tryst' speech in Pakistan itself at my home town, Sialkot. However, I crossed the border only on September 17...
> Ukraine: A game of Chicken - By Gwynne Dyer
> No crying halt to communal riots - By Humra Quraishi
> The caged democracy: Crisis in Pakistan - By Ishaq Begh
> 'Love Jihad': New twist to UP's law and order - By Lalit Sethi
> From Havana to Bali, third world gets the crumbs - By Chakravarthi Raghavan
Encourage polymer-packs
Dear Editor, Many manufacturers of consumer-products like toiletries, cosmetic, syrups and medicines etc still use breakable glass containers and inconvenient tin-tubes for packing. Glass containers cause loss of commodity on being accidently broken and much of the product packed in tin-tubes is left unused at the end while product can be easily squeezed completely from tubes made of squeezable polymer compound. Also glass and tin containers of...
> Strengthening RTI Act
> Supreme Court verdict on ministers with criminal charges
> Toilet facilities and manual scavenging
> Major fire in Old Delhi
> Free purified drinking-water
Modi launches the PM Jan Dhan Yojna
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched his government's mega scheme 'Jan Dhan Yojana', declaring that it was aimed at eradicating financial untouchability by providing bank accounts to the poor. On the inaugural day, a record 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened across the country, the largest such exercise on a single day possibly anywhere in the world. Unveiling the scheme within 100 days of forming the new ...
> HJC breaks away from BJP, blames the latter for 'Betrayal'
> Modi Tweets in Japanese ahead of diplomatic visit
> 4 directors on IOC Board appointed in UPA regime sacked
> Married woman allegedly raped by relative in UP
> Woman allegedly raped by policeman in UP
Pak govt gives In, to file murder charges against Sharif
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Agencies): After dragging its feet for days, Pakistan government today accepted a key demand of Tahir-ul- Qadri by agreeing to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for their alleged role in the clashes that killed 14 supporters of the cleric. The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case related to the clashes in Lahore's Model Town area on June 17 had ordered police to register a murd...
> Pak objects to Kishanganga, 4 other dams on Chenab
> China executes eight militants from Xinjiang for terror attacks
> 2 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on 48th day of war
> Pakistan govt rejects protesters' demand as talks fail to resolve Logjam
> Death toll in Hiroshima landslides rises to 50, 38 missing: Police
J&K Bank wins 2-0 in football league
JAMMU, Aug 28: Jammu and Kashmir Bank today defeated Jehlum Sports 2-0 to consolidate their position in the ongoing Super Division League at Polo Ground, Srinagar. Mohd Urfan and Adnan Ayoub netted the ball in the second and 22nd minute of the match respectively. Meanwhile, in another Division-A match, Novelty Football Club held Alfatah Club to a goalless draw....
> Aadish of SRML bags sprint gold
> Akhnoor girls wins double title
> DPS Katra XI wins football match
> GDC Udhampur faces GMC in men’s TT
> Taekwondo championship concludes
New laws will expedite prosecution, refunds: SEBI Chief
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (Agencies): Armed with new powers to clamp down on illegal money-pooling schemes and other defaults, SEBI today said offenders can no longer ignore its orders and drag on the cases for years as the new law would fast-track action against them and ensure refund of money to investors. These additional powers, as also setting-up of a special SEBI court, would ensure that fraudsters do not go scot-free and the regulator is be able...
> Blacklisting vendors has affected defence preparedness: Jaitley
> Blackmoney: Probe Panel Asks Acc Holders to Submit Details
> 2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
> Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica
> Negligence caused fire at GAIL pipeline in Andhra: Oil Min
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